Table 20
Purchasing decisions, by province

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Purchasing decisions, by province: Part 1
  Purchased major appliance within last five years Most important factors that influenced purchase 1
Energy or water consumption Reliability Price Features Other
  percent
Canada 54 64 37 55 26 4
Newfoundland and Labrador 62 51 36 60 30 F
Prince Edward Island 51 59 40 62 19 E F
Nova Scotia 60 69 32 59 22 F
New Brunswick 59 64 37 62 21 F
Quebec 60 62 35 57 28 E
Ontario 51 70 37 55 23 E
Manitoba 48 54 35 62 30 E F
Saskatchewan 56 62 38 61 24 F
Alberta 55 65 35 48 31 E
British Columbia 50 59 42 50 27 E
Purchasing decisions, by province: Part 2
  Purchased environmentally- friendly or "green" cleaning products 2 Purchased environmentally friendly or "green" cleaning products 2 Never purchased environmentally- friendly or "green" cleaning products 2
Always Often Sometimes Rarely
  percent
Canada 80 10 19 34 17 17
Newfoundland and Labrador 78 F 14 37 22 18
Prince Edward Island 83 F 26 36 13 15 E
Nova Scotia 84 7 17 39 21 16
New Brunswick 81 E 16 37 22 17
Quebec 80 11 21 30 18 17
Ontario 78 9 17 35 16 17
Manitoba 75 E 15 36 17 22
Saskatchewan 84 9 22 34 19 14
Alberta 82 12 20 35 15 16
British Columbia 81 14 23 30 15 15
Purchasing decisions, by province: Part 3
  Used own bags or containers to carry groceries 2 Used own bags or containers to carry groceries 2 Never used own bags or containers to carry groceries 2
Always Often Sometimes Rarely
  percent
Canada 93 49 28 13 4 5
Newfoundland and Labrador 89 38 26 20 E F E
Prince Edward Island 96 44 30 15 E F F
Nova Scotia 95 48 28 16 F F
New Brunswick 93 47 30 13 F F
Quebec 95 60 26 7 E E
Ontario 95 55 26 10 E 3
Manitoba 89 35 30 16 E 10 E
Saskatchewan 91 23 36 24 E 8
Alberta 88 28 31 21 8 11
British Columbia 89 37 31 18 E 9
1.
As a percentage of households that had purchased a major appliance within the last five years.
2.
As a percentage of all households.
Source(s):
Statistics Canada, Environment Accounts and Statistics Division, Households and the Environment Survey, 2009 (survey number 3881).
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